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Trans Warfare II: Victim framing and the dogmas of sacrifice
Four years ago I started up a blog called ‘100 years of trenches’, partly as a response to the hyped up Anzac and WW1 centenary period (2014 – 2018). A big focus of the blog was to understand and also counter the de-politicised version of ‘remembrance’ push...
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Does Auckland Peace Action have a problem with free speech?
With the recent events in Syria I
have been quite active on social media, commenting on articles and posting
links on various pages. One of the facebook groups I follow is an anti war
group named Auckland Peace Action. Although I do not live in Auckland, I ...
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Five Reasons the Douma Chemical Attack was Real
Five Reasons the Douma Chemical Attack was Real This is my first ever post on
Syria. There are other people out there who know a lot more than I do, who I
would seriously recommend readers of this blog to look up for themselves if
they want to go deeper: Ya...
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Child Murder in New Zealand 1978 - 2014
A week ago I wrote a blog
called Child
Murder about the homicide rates for children under 5 over the
past decade. It was written in quite a hurry, just before I went away on
holiday for Easter. When I wrote it I did not think that I would end up
devoting mu...
Child Murder in New Zealand 1978 - 2014
Child Murder in New Zealand 1978 - 2014
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Child Murder
Thinking about the dubious and
misleading claims and assumptions surrounding the murder of trans people in New
Zealand, and the extremely underwhelming statistics in the background, made me
wonder: are there demographics which genuinely are more at risk of ...
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Are trans people living in New Zealand more likely to be murdered?
Are
trans people living in New Zealand more likely to be murdered? The recent murder of Zena
Campbell, a 21 year old trans identified male in Wellington, has led to a series
of media articles which highlight the unique vulnerability of trans people to
viole...
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Open Letter to the Green Party regarding Feminist protest action at Pride 2018
Renee Gerlich and Charlie Montague at Pride Parade, Auckland 2018 There was a similar post put up on the 'Young Greens'  facebook page, which also also accused both Renee Gerlich and Charlie Montague of advocating funding cuts to LGBT youth groups 'Inside O...
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Open Letter to the PPTA: Why is discussion about the medicalisation of gender off-limits?
I recently read an opinion piece   in
the PPTA magazine by Lizzie Marvelly about the so called ‘bathroom battle’ over
transgender students and their access to toilets and facilities which match
their gender identities. Because I strongly disagreed with Marv...
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The Case Against Gender: a review of Sheila Jeffreys’ Gender Hurts
·          Jeffreys,
Sheila. (2014). Gender Hurts , London
and New York: Routledge ·          Hausman,
Bernice L. (1995). Changing Sex:
Transexuality, Technology and the Idea of Gender, Durham and London: Duke
University Press I shall postpone necessary pre...
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Transplaining Spin: Fact-checking the liberal reaction to Ask Me First
The Spinoff news site has recently published two
articles in response to the Family First ‘Ask Me First’ campaign.  Laura,
an 18 year old who attended Marlborough Girls’ College last year, has expressed
concern about the school’s decision to allow a male tr...
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